Local shares story for Who Do You Think You Are?

Carisbrook resident John Tully is set to feature in an upcoming episode of Who Do You Think You Are, speaking with a celebrity about their family history in the area.

The latest season of popular television series Who Do You Think You Are? is currently rolling out, this time with a local man taking to the small screen.

Carisbrook resident and president of the Goldfields Historical & Arts Society, John Tully is set to feature in an upcoming episode, exploring the family history of a celebrity in the region.

Although Mr Tully couldn’t say which celebrity’s history he’d be exploring, a star-studded line-up of Scott Cam, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Casey Donovan, Marta Dusseldorp, Kurt Fearnley, Rodger Corser, Jennifer Byrne and Kerri-Anne Kennerley make certain for an interesting episode.

“These people start on a journey learning about their family history, and they’ll go to someone who then leads them to someone else,” Mr Tully said.

“The person I spoke to was told his ancestors came from Maryborough, I met him at the town hall, which shows the affluence of the area during the gold rush era, which is when his ancestors were here, and told him a little bit about the area, especially Havelock where we found his family was actually from.”

Mr Tully said during the gold rush, the Havelock area boasted a large population and was known to be a fairly rough neck of the woods.

“I talked about what life was like in Havelock during the gold rush, the murders that happened and how rough it was — and that his ancestors were probably involved to a degree,” he said.

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